DIGIMON WORLD RE:DIGITIZE
Digimon World Re:Digitize is a brand new Digimon game that is a throwback to the original DW1 game by using its roots to raise, train, and battle your Digimon in the Digital World. The artist for the Shin Megami Tenshi, especially the Devil Survivor series, is drawing the character portraits while the Digimon use artwork from the Digimon official card game as their portrait. Just like in DW1 you raise your Digimon by training in the Training to improve their stats and depending on their stats will digivolve into a different Digimon and Digimon have lifespans like from DW1 where they go old and die.
You raised Digimon from: DigiTama, Baby, In-Training, Rookie, Champion, Ultimate, and Mega levels.
During that time you can choose to reborn your Digimon into a new Digitama with inherited stats from their previous life or, new to the Digimon World games, choose to make your old Digimon into a DigiMemory so you can call them as allies to attack the enemy (something from Digimon Season 6) and you can carry up to 5 DigiMemories to call upon to save you when the battle is looking grim for you.
Digimon World is a MMO simply called "Digimon" hosted by the GIGO Company, which was the only company to survive a worldwide network shutdown and re-establish network for the entire world, in the story where the Player, his rival and best friend, and a young girl (who is ranked #1 as the top Digimon Battler) are sucked into the Digimon World one day when they entered a certain pass code and they're not the only ones who were digitized into the game. You travel around File Island to back Digimon back into the city to prosper, like Meramon who becomes a chef when you complete his side-quest, and climb the former Mt. Infinity, now called "DigiTower" where the Arena is, to the top to solve the mysterious surrounding the Digital World, the network problems, and the mysterious "black" feral Digimon.CHARACTERS:
Player (Default Name: Taiga): The main character of the game. His starting Digimon Partner is Agumon
Nikolai Petrov: The Player/Taiga's best friend and rival who lives next door. His father works in GIGO company. His Digimon Partner is Gaomon
Akiho Rindo: A young teenage girl that follows the Player/Taiga, and the #1 Digimon Battler for the MMO "Digimon World". Her Digimon Partner is Biyomon
Mikagura Mirei: A mysterious ice queen woman that has an interest in the Player/Taiga and is a hacker. Her Digimon Partners are Angewomon
and Lady Devimon
Yuya Kuga: A strange young man with connections to the GIGO company. His Digimon Partner is Black War Greymon-X
[youtube]IJsnD7MWZXE[/youtube]OTHER DIGIMON PARTNERS CONFIRMED:
There's over 10,000 different accessories that your Digimon can equip, including a pair of goggles, to personalize your Digimon but only after you defeat a certain character.
Also appearing in Digimon World Re:Digitize are two guest characters from the Tekken series, Lili who uses cute Digimon(?) Numemon and Monzemon as her partners and her butler Sebastian who uses Angemon. Not only are Tekken characters appearing in the game, but characters from the Digimon Anime series will make an appearance as well! Taichi (Tai), Sora, Yamata (Matt), and Takato will appear in the Arena during wireless battles... defeating these characters unlock certain rewards, like defeating Tai will grant you his WarGreymon to use as DigiMemory (I'm assuming as it originally stated you gain access to WarGreymon when you beat Taichi, though I think it's strange since you could probably raise an Agumon to a WarGreymon on your own unless there's locked requirement so I think get Tai's WarGreymon as a DigiMemory to help in battle... this is just speculation on my part regarding the meaning of this reward)!
Digimon World Re:Digitize will be released July 19, 2012 for the PSP. Digimon World Re:Digitize also have a manga adaption that was released last month, with only one part done so far released.